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Hafez Restaurant

#636 of 17,608 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Notting Hill
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5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
+44 20 7229 9398
12:00 - 00:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely little Persian restaurant; the food was excellent especially the starters (we got a selection of dips with the amazing flat bread). The decor of the restaurant is very original and helps creating a nice relaxed atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit if you are in London

Thank Gaia F
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited this restaurant 30 years ago but being from the north I never managed to go again until recently. The decor has changed and is very different to previously but no doubt much better. The food is just as good as before at reasonable prices and the service remains great. this is a wonderful restaurant.

1 Thank Peter M
Stafford, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Wonderful food with great service. It has the feel of a family run affair where every member of staff really wants the customer to enjoy their food. The décor is a bit quirky but interesting. Lamp shades made of spoons! The food was really good too, we had a mixed hummus starter with really nice flatbreads. mains were lamb casseroles... More 

2 Thank mark m
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mark m, Thank you for your review and your recommendation. We are indeed a family run business and its great to hear that you enjoyed your first experience at Hafez. My team works very hard and we all appreciate your positive feedback.We hope you visit again in the New Year. More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I have been in different Persian restaurants in the UK. I believe that Hafez restaurant is a perfect one in London. A warm and pleasant atmosphere with iconic Persian decorations with polite staff. The quality of food is just excellent. Above all, after the main course, you will have a pot of tea with "Zoolbia & Bamieh" which is a... More 

2 Thank Mohammadreza K
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mohammadreza K, My team work really hard to give the best food and service and your compliments regarding the ambience and our décor are very much appreciated. Thank you for your 5 star review -we hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I had dinner at this restaurant just because it was near my hotel, I didn't know anything about persian cuisine. It was really a good experience, the restaurant is beautiful, well decorated, each details are lovely. The food is really fine, fresh. The waiters are so nice and helpful, ready to explain everything about the menu. It really was a... More 

1 Thank fram_06
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear fram_06 I'm very happy to hear that we succeeded in all areas and we hope to see you again next year. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I loved the food of this place very much and I used to love the atmosphere on it but last time being there a new Persian team member shouted at us for being late in front of all the customers, used to come many times before. I believe they forget my booking that's why they even didn't bother to call... More 

Thank Hussein A
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hussein A, There are always two sides to every story and in fairness to business owners the majority of people that read social media reviews (myself included) realise that this is the case. The Sunday you booked was a very busy day. As a small restaurant with limited space we often have to turn customers away on weekends.Although most... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A nice Persian restaurant. Quality food and ingredients. You can feel the effort. Friendly staff. Kebabs and rice very fresh and wholesome. Main course did not come with salad my only slight niggle, I'm sure they would have served had I asked. A cosy little place.

1 Thank qaiser1786
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear qaiser1786 It's great to hear when the care and effort my team put in is appreciated. You are absolutely right that we are happy to serve a combination of rice and salad on request so please always feel free to ask. Thank you for your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Were not sure where we wanted to eat dinner so wandered in the Bayswater area and came across this place. Reasonable wine prices and the share plate of grilled meats was excellent.

1 Thank wheelers51
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear wheelers51 I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit to Hafez-our lamb chops are often complimented! My team appreciate your very positive feedback and 5 star review. We hope to see you again. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Best Persian restaurant I have ever been to . Friendly and efficient service . The quality of the food speaks for itself .the prices are very reasonable and there is no surprises as there is no added service charge added. Over all simply the best .

1 Thank Mehdi P
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mehdi P, Your 5 star review is much appreciated by my team who work really hard to give the best food and service they can. It's good to hear that you found our prices very reasonable. I don't believe in an automatic service charge as I feel that it should be at the customer's discretion if they are happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It was not only very friendly but also the food was delicious, I definitely recommend it to my friends

1 Thank Morteza V
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Morteza V Thank you for your 5 star review-my team very much appreciate the positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7229 9398

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